Here are a few of the top stories about educational issues in Washtenaw County, as reported by area media:
EMU student's lawsuit dismissed
The Detroit News reports that Monday a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against Eastern Michigan University by a master's student who said she was removed from the school's counseling program because of her strong religious views against homosexuality.
Lincoln schools ratify contract with transportation union
The Ypsilanti Courier reports that the school board for Lincoln Consolidated Schools on Monday unanimously approved a three-year contract with the local transportation union.
21st Century Classroom: Getting an Earful
THE Journal: Transforming Education Through Technology reports on innovative sound systems being used in Michigan schools, including the Ann Arbor Public School system.
Down syndrome, autistic kids ride bikes
The United Press International reports on a special program through the University of Michigan that teaches mentally retarded and autistic kids to ride bikes and aims to improve measures of physical fitness.
Student submarine races kick off Mich.-led center
The Chicago Tribune reports that a University of Michigan-led program aims to train the next generation of naval systems engineers.